About Bethany Mennonite Church
Our motto verse is Titus 2:13
"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ."
Our mission statement is... To exalt Jesus Christ, by following Him in obedience, to disciple and equip each believer to reach the lost with His love.
Building relations through fellowship has been a hallmark of our church from its beginning. The Christmas Tea, Easter morning breakfast, pie night, finger food after a Sunday evening service are favorites. The annual church picnic is another opportunity for food, games and fellowship. On the fourth Sunday of every month, "Soup and Salad" provides a wonderful opportunity for a quick lunch and building stronger relationships.
The youth do weekly activities that weave them into fellowship and the body as well. There is a strong emphasis put on serving others at home and abroad. Mission trips to foreign countries, volunteering at the Hartville Migrant Center working with kids, and ministering at nursing homes for the elderly has been a stepping-stone for building character and developing a heart for serving God.
The younger generation is responding to a vision for small groups as a way to grow in their walk with Christ and reach out to the unsaved. They go into the community serving where opportunities arise.
Other ministries are midweek bible study, Faith Weavers for the kids during the school year, and action packed Vacation Bible School. Everyone works together making it an enjoyable experience for all.
We look into the future with excitement to fulfill the vision God has placed on our hearts.
Romans 10:13-15 (NIV)
"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Pastor Dave Slabaugh